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paper expanding

Discussion in 'Digital Printing' started by Printheadache, Oct 9, 2012.

  1. Printheadache

    Printheadache New Member

    Aug 21, 2012

    I'm using water based pigment and matte, high-ink limit paper with a thin wax backlayer. The thing is that i noticed the prints can go about 2mm off the width they were supposed to be. After some trials i figured out it's not related to the printer but rather to the ink and paper and it is humidity that causes the paper to expand along its width. My problem is however how to actually prevent it. I thought about leaving the roll open (it comes in a box and plastic wrap) for some time so it "accomodates" to the humidity of the room, but i wonder if it has a chance to work, as only outer layer of the roll has contact with air. All suggestions&advice will be greatly appreciated.

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